Create an option to change a VM's availability set or availability zone in order to add it to a load balancer instead of having to delete it
It would be nice if there was an option to change a VM's availability set or availability zone in order to add it to a load balancer instead of having to delete it and recreate it in the availability zone. A feature to just reconfigure without deletion would save a lot of time and headaches.
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Why is something seemingly simple causing me so much time? The old AzureRm cmdlets seem to offer a way of removing a vm from an availability set.
This is a must have feature to have a seamless move for VMs with or without AS/AZ config post provisioned. As highlighted by John, downtime-less move is a great selling point to stay ahead or above rival in current cloud era.
John Davies commented
There needs to be a mechanism is remove a VM from a high availability paradigm without an outage. The whole reason organisations use availability sets or zones is to mitigate against an outage.
Requirements change over time and the ability to seamlessly move VM's into, out of and in between availability sets and zones is a requirement.
Yusuf Gungor commented
We really need this. Azure solution should not be dealing with the powershell scripts for changing VM's availability set. It's a disappointment.
Steve DiStefano commented
Just curious if this is intended to address this, or is it just some powershell to remove and read a VM. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/windows/change-availability-set
Also, do take note that a Standard Load Balancer can have singleton VMs added to its backend pool, unlike the basic LB which requires the AS affiliation.